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Father’s Day Gift Ideas: Golf Gadget Guide

Looking for a gift for dad this Father's Day? Here is Golf Gear Direct's Golf Gadget Guide, with our top Father's Day Gift Ideas! Show dad you love him with a golf gift, he'll remember.

When it comes to choosing the best gifts for dad on special occasions like Father’s Day, many of us are faced with the same choices, not wanting to gift our father socks for the 4th year in a row. This year, Golf Gear Direct has developed a Golf Gadget Gifting Guide to make your decision a bit easier for 2021. Dads, grandads, husbands and brothers make up roughly 80% of golfers in the UK, so show the special men in your life your appreciation with a unique gift.

Our Star Product

Garmin Approach S12 GPS Golf Watch

The Garmin Approach S12 offers the style and functionality of a traditional men’s watch, with the additional value of Garmin Golf technology to track golf gameplay for up to 30 hours of battery life. The monochrome display of the S12 offers a stylish approach to GPS golf apparel, whilst providing more than 42,000 golf courses, visibility of hazards and doglegs and yardages to the front, back and middle of the green. As the most affordable of Garmin’s Golf GPS Watch range, the Approach S12 would be a great father’s day gift for golfers nationwide.

Other Golf GPS Watches

Benefits of GPS Golf Watches:

Having a GPS Golf Watch with you when on the green, means that you can manoeuvre the course and it’s hazards easier and quicker, offering improvement to your game with statistics and analysis. Many of the available GPS Golf watches on the market function as standard watches, including some with smart features in line with market leaders of smart watches such as Apple and Fitbit.

Golf watches can be used to keep score of casual and competitive golf in addition to having a view of the course and hazards which may be difficult to see in person. Below are two examples of Golf GPS Watches that offer innovative technology and style.

Shot Scope V3

  • 35,000 Preloaded Courses
  • Winner of Golf Monthly Editor’s Choice Award 2021
  • 10+ Hour Battery Life
  • Automatic Shot Detection with Game Trackers
  • Other Colours Available

Garmin Approach S62

  • Large Colour Touchscreen
  • 41,000 Preloaded Courses
  • Gamin Pay, Smart Notifications, Health Tracker
  • Virtual Caddie providing typical distance, wind speed, direction, where you should aim on the map

Golf GPS Laser Rangefinders

The Benefits of Laser Rangefinders:

An alternative option to GPS Golf watches could be a Laser Rangefinder, which allows the visual advantage on the green, focusing purely on the gameplay at hand. Using a rangefinder during gameplay can only build upon your performance as a golfer, allowing you to see obstacles and plan out your shot based on hazards and the build of the course itself.

In addition to this, Laser Rangefinders allow golfers to analyse their performance, measure what they need to improve and ultimately allow them to reflect on their gameplay. Furthermore, using a laser can ultimately speed up your gameplay, making it quicker to work out your distance and locate your target.

Motocaddy PRO 3000

  • Rainproof, Lightweight, Adjustable Eyepiece
  • Noise Filtration, Pin Lock Vibration
  • 5-1300 Yard Range
  • 7x Magnification

Bushnell V5

  • Bushnell BITE Magnetic Golf Cart Attachment
  • Locking Switch, Coated Lenses, Water Resistant
  • 5-1300 Yard Range
  • 6x Magnification

Golf Handheld GPS Devices

The Benefits of Handheld Devices:

Handheld GPS Devices allow the best of both worlds, offering game analysis and data at the click of a button if and when you desire it. There are different styles and variations of handheld devices, including small clip on trackers and devices replicating the size and shape of mobile phones. The two devices demonstrated below are examples of the different ends of the spectrum of GPS devices with the Garmin Approach G12 offering simply the vital information and data and the Skycaddie SX400 offering all the information that a golfer could look for.

Garmin Approach G12

  • Built-in-clip and Lanyard Loop
  • Wireless Course Updates And App Pairing
  • Green View Display with Hazards and Doglegs
  • 30 hours battery life in GPS mode

Skycaddie SX400

  • 4″ Touch Screen, Vivid Graphics, HoleVue
  • Highly Water-Resistant
  • Auto-Course Selection, Auto-Hole Advance
  • Pin point technology, 12-14 hours continuous use.

Still can’t choose a gift for dad? Golf Gear Direct offers gift vouchers, perfect for Father’s Day. Whether you’ve left it a bit too late and need a last minute Father’s Day Gift or you’d like to contribute to something a bit bigger that you know dad is after, gift vouchers are always a safe bet.

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